Accession Number : ADA135104

Title :   Engineering Manual for McMurdo Station. Revision

Corporate Author : CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Hoffman, C R ; Beard, W H ; Brier, F W ; Dykins, J E ; Paige, R A ; Thomas, M W

PDF Url : ADA135104

Report Date : Jan 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 575

Abstract : This document presents engineering methods and operational procedures that have proved successful in working with the terrain and environmental features in the vicinity of McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Experience, as well as directly applied research in the McMurdo area, has provided the basis for the manual. The information could have application to other areas having the characteristics discussed in this manual; however, the manual pertains specifically to McMurdo Station. Contents: Physiography of the McMurdo Area; McMurdo Ice Shelf; Sea-Ice Sheet; Properties of Snow, Ice, and Permafrost; Building Design and Maintenance; Utility Distribution Systems; Airfields and Roads; Ship Offloading Facilities; Pollution Control; Transportation and Construction Equipment; Materials for Low Temperature Use; Annotated References to Publications on Cold-Weather Construction.

Descriptors :   *CIVIL ENGINEERING, ANTARCTIC REGIONS, BUILDINGS, DOCKS, LANDING FIELDS, LOW TEMPERATURE, MATERIALS, POLLUTION, RESEARCH FACILITIES, ROADS, SEA ICE, STATIONS, UTILITY VEHICLES, WATER PIPES

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE